Saturday, August 7, 2010
Friends & Friendships A true Blessing
Thankfully the same technology that has aided in the creation of these demands has also provided us with the tools to maintain existing friendships and make new friends virtually.
Not only has technology enabled people with demanding careers and lives to remain connected with friends and family, it has also opened doors for persons who are not able to get out and meet people due to illness, injury, aging or social issues – develop virtual friends and friendships.
A lot of these “strangers” as I get to know them and their story through regularly reading their posts or by the comments they leave me – have become friends – yes ,virtual – but to me they are no less of a friend, then the friends I see face to face. There are many who occupy my thoughts (just as if I had met them in person) wishing them well with a particular challenge or if they haven’t posted for a while, I hope they are doing ok. Some who I know are going through very difficult times – I often say an extra little prayer for them and their family.